Racine, Wis., Nov. 12, 2015 – As part of its regional sponsorship of the Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB), consumer products powerhouse SC Johnson today unveiled a Frank Lloyd Wright-themed bus shelter in downtown Chicago.
Located on E. Lake Street between N. Wabash Avenue and N. State Street, the one-of-a-kind shelter celebrates architectural icon Frank Lloyd Wright. SC Johnson’s long-term relationship with Wright produced the company’s famed Administration Building and its Research Tower, where brands like Raid®, Glade®, OFF!® and Pledge® were invented.
The bus shelter showcases a model of the Administration Building and Research Tower, which are located on the company’s global headquarters campus in nearby Racine, Wisconsin. It also features replicas of the famous office chairs Wright designed for SC Johnson.
Who’s In the Chairs?
Fans of Frank Lloyd Wright, Chicagoans and visitors are invited to see Wright’s architectural inspiration at the bus shelter, snap a selfie in the reproduction office chairs, and share their experience on social media using #WrightNowAtSCJ.
Be sure to keep checking out #WrightNowAtSCJ to spot who else is sitting in these famous chairs!
Free Tour Program
In October, SC Johnson expanded its free tour program to enable more CAB attendees to visit the company's iconic Wright-designed architecture. Through January 3, 2016, SC Johnson is offering free tours and deluxe motorcoach transportation from the Chicago Cultural Center to the Racine campus and back.* Special Wright @ Night tours offer a chance to see the campus in evening light.
Tours are offered Thursday through Sunday and reservations are required.** Visit www.scjohnson.com/wrightnow for information and reservations.
For updates on CAB activities, follow @ChicagoBiennial, @SCJohnson, SC Johnson on Facebook, or follow the conversation at #WrightNowatSCJ.
About SC Johnson
SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 129-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com
About the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial
The inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial takes its title, “The State of the Art of Architecture,” from a 1977 conference organized by architect Stanley Tigerman, which invited leading American designers to Chicago to discuss the current state of the field. The Chicago Architecture Biennial will expand the spirit and scope of this event. It will invite both emerging and established practices from across the world to Chicago to demonstrate how groundbreaking advances in architectural design are tackling the most pressing issues of today. In this way it will enrich Chicago’s unique role in history as a crucible of architectural innovation. The setting for a succession of pivotal episodes in modern architecture and urbanism, and a context in which architects such as Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Mies van der Rohe developed revolutionary projects, Chicago will operate as a nexus for the ideas and practices that are driving global architectural culture in the 21st century. www.chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org
*No tours will be offered on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. In addition, Saturday and Sunday tours on December 26 and December 27 will not include a visit to Wingspread, as it is closed for the holidays. On these days, buses return to Chicago approximately one hour earlier.
**Tours include indoor and outdoor spaces, and guests should be comfortable standing, walking and climbing. The Research Tower is accessible only by stairs. www.scjohnson.com/wrightnow